Check out the NCTL 2015 Spotify playlist below! The playlist features songs from National Christmas Tree Lighting performers past and present, along with some other holiday favorites:
In celebration of the National Christmas Tree at President’s Park (White House), the National Park Foundation is partnering with the White House Historical Association and its 2015 White House Christmas Ornament.
The 2015 ornament, designated the Official Souvenir Ornament of the National Christmas Tree and sold by the White House Historical Association, is the Official White House Christmas Ornament and pays tribute to the tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree which began in 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge lit a Christmas tree on the Ellipse in front of 3,000 spectators. Since 1923, a holiday tradition of national-scale has blossomed, marked by an annual lighting ceremony and events held throughout December at President’s Park.
Crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24k gold, this American-made ornament is illuminated from within and hung with ornaments representing the events of Coolidge’s unique life and presidency. For every purchase of the ornament made here today through December 30, or by visiting the on-site kiosk adjacent to the National Christmas Tree December 5 through December 24, the White House Historical Association will donate $2 per purchase to the National Park Foundation in support of this long-standing holiday tradition and President’s Park. Learn more and purchase your ornament today!
The 91st Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting aired on Friday, December 6, 2013. Watch the Pre-Show now.
Watch the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting Pre-Show on demand below!
You can participate in this time-honored tradition by entering a ticket lottery between 10 A.M. (EDT) Friday, October 7 – 10 A.M. (EDT) Monday, October 10.